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ENG 009
WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE I
3 credit equivalents (3-0)
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 009

For students whose College Placement Test scores show they need intensive work to improve their writing abilities. Objectives are designed to develop the ability to write in Standard American English. Instruction is provided in sentence structure, punctuation, and usage; students regularly practice writing effective sentences, paragraphs and short essays. Students may have to enroll in ENG 010 after successfully completing ENG 009. "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements.

 

ENG 010
WRITING SKILLS FOR COLLEGE II

3 credit equivalents (3-0)
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 009

Designed to improve fundamental skills of Standard American English through the writing of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays and to build confidence in beginning writers. Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar are stressed. "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements.

 

ENG 110
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH WRITING

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisites: Appropriate scores on the reading and writing portions of the College's Placement Test or a grade of C or better in RDG 009 and ENG 009
Corequisites: RDG 011 and ENG 010. Completing RDG 011 and ENG 010 with grades of "C" or better or passing the reading and writing portions of the College's Placement Test waives the corequisite.

An introduction to the basic strategies of library research and formal research writing. Through a variety of research projects and writing assignments across the curriculum requiring use of source materials, students will write between 5,000 and 7,000 words and learn both MLA and APA formats. (Does not fulfill the requirement for freshman composition ENG 121 and ENG 122/125, and cannot be used to fulfill Liberal Arts elective requirements.)

 

 

ENG 121  GE COM
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): A passing score on the writing portion of the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 010; completion of RDG 009 with a "C" or better or a score on the reading portion of the College's Placement Test that exempts the student from RDG 009.

Through a variety of writing projects requiring description, characterization, narration, illustration, process analysis, comparison and contrast, and definition, as well as through a documented essay, students develop competence writing clear, correct, effective English prose. Extensive reading materials serve as structural models and as the bases for discussion and for the writing of essays involving response, analysis, and synthesis. During the course, the student will write between 7,000 and 10,000 words, including drafts and revisions.

 

 

ENG 122  GE COM
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in ENG 121 and a passing score on the reading portion of the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C "or better in ENG 121 and a grade of "C" or better in RDG 011.

Through writings, reading of essays, short stories and poems, and speaking, the student will continue to learn and to practice the skills of clear, correct, effective English. Through a variety of writing projects, requiring techniques such as cause and effect, analysis, evaluation, classification, argumentation and persuasion, as well as through a formal research (library) paper, students will write between 7,000 and 10,000 words, including drafts and revisions.

 

 

ENG 122-IN & NJ  GE COM
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (ONLINE COURSE
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3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENG 121 (Composition I)

This is an online version of the standard English 122 course. Students will develop and refine their critical reading and thinking skills and their ability to write clear, correct, effective English by reading, discussing, and writing about essays, articles, short stories and poems. Students will respond to, summarize, and evaluate assigned texts, working online with fellow students to develop their own judgments about those texts. Using techniques such as cause and effect, analysis, evaluation, classification, argumentation, and persuasion, students will do a number of writing projects, including summaries, analytic essays, and a formal research paper, writing (in addition to online discussion) a total of between 7,000 and 10,000 words, including drafts and revisions.

 

 

ENG 125  GE COM
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II: WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in ENG 121 and a passing score on the reading portion of the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 121 and a grade of "C" or better in RDG 011.

Enables students to continue strengthening academic writing skills while developing an appreciation for literature. By reading, discussing, and writing about poetry, short stories, drama, and critical essays, students continue to practice skills introduced in English Composition I and learn techniques important to argumentation, critical analysis, literary interpretation, and literary research. Various writing projects, including a formal full-length research paper on a literary topic-amounting to between 7,000 and 10,000 words-are required. This course may be substituted for ENG 122 and carries full credit for graduation in all programs.


 

ENG 131  GE COM
RESEARCH, COMPOSITION AND PRESENTATION I

2 credits (2-0)
Prerequisite: A passing score on the College's Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 010

Written and oral communication skills for students in the Mecomtronics Engineering Technology and Teecommunications Networking Technology programs. Students read and write technical documents and prepare a variety of written and oral projects and a documented research report. Develop competence in clear, correct, effective written English. Students will write between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including drafts and revisions, present two formal oral reports and learn basic word processing skills.

 

 

ENG 132  GE COM
RESEARCH, COMPOSITION AND PRESENTATION II

2 credits (2-0)
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENG 131

Continuation of ENG 131. Emphasizes more complex written projects, oral reports and presentations and a documented field research report. In addition, the student develops competence in the reading and writing of technical documents, the analysis and interpretation of written material and the use of written sources as the starting point for expository writing. Students continue to develop interviewing, oral communication and presentation skills and learn how to prepare visual materials. Students will write between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including drafts and revisions, and present two formal oral reports. For Mecomtronics Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Networking Technology majors.


 

ENG 133  GE COM
RESEARCH, COMPOSITION AND PRESENTATION III

2 credits (2-0)
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENG 132

Continuation of ENG 132. Emphasizes more complex written projects-- augmentation and persuasion-- and a documented research project that integrates oral reports and presentations. In addition, students develop additional competence in the reading and writing of technical documents, the analysis and interpretation of written material--including poetry, drama and fiction--and the use of written sources as the starting point for expository writing. Students polish interviewing, oral communication and presentation skills; prepare visual materials; participate in team writing projects and prepare a resume. Students will write between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including drafts and revisions, and present two formal oral reports. For Mecomtronics Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Networking Technology majors.


 

ENG 205  GE HUM
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Introduces the prospective reporter to the various forms of journalistic writing, including news and feature stories, editorials, and opinion columns. Students learn to recognize, weigh, gather, report and edit the news as they learn to develop, organize and publish their work as professional reporters working on the staff of the College newspaper. In addition, they are introduced to the major historical trends in journalism as well as the ethical and moral issues that journalists face each day as they perform their jobs.

 

 

ENG 206
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 205 or permission of Department Chairperson

An advanced course in journalism emphasizing the development of editorial skills and actual newspaper production. Membership on the school newspaper is required.

 

 

ENG 212  GE HUM
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 121

Surveys the field of children's literature. Covers many forms of this literature, both traditional and modern. Attention is given to ways of helping children enjoy literature. It is strongly recommended that all degree students complete ENG 122 or 125 before registering for this course.


 

ENG 214  GE HUM
JOURNALISM/WRITING FIELD EXPERIENCE

3 credits (2-6)
Prerequisites: ENG 205 or ENG 235 or BUS 205 and permission of Department Chairperson
Corequisite: ENG 206

A cooperative work experience through which students are employed in a professional writing or journalism position to gain the practical experience necessary for success in the field. Supervision of this departmentally approved position is provided by the College through the instructor's on-the-job visits and individual progress reviews. Students are required to describe their objectives and attain specific job skills. They attend a weekly one-hour seminar on campus and work a minimum of 180 hours during the semester.

 

 

ENG 215  GE HUM
SCIENCE FICTION

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Significant works of science fiction like those of Shelley, Verne, Wells, Huxley, Asimov, Heinlein, and Bradbury are read and analyzed. Major topics include science fiction as a literary genre, the advance of technology and its effects on society and the individual, and the scientist as evil genius.

 

 

ENG 220  GE HUM
DETECTIVE FICTION

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

A study of the "Who Done It?" as it evolved in America and spread through the world as a popular genre. Students read, analyze, and write about crime/mystery fiction with emphasis on the development of the character of the detective. Writers include but are not limited to Poe, Conan Doyle, Hammett, Chandler, Chesterton, Freeman, Bramah, Futrelle, Ross MacDonald, McBain, Christie, Ibarguengoita, Sayers, P.D. James, Robert Parker, Simeon, Sjowall & Wahloo, Rendell, Stribling, Togawa, and Van der Wetering.

 

 

ENG 221  GE HUM
ENGLISH LITERATURE I

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Works by major authors in English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through 1789 are read and analyzed. Authors studied include the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, the metaphysical poets, Swift and Blake.

 

 

ENG 222  GE HUM
ENGLISH LITERATURE II

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Works by major authors in English literature from 1789 to the present are read and analyzed. Authors studied include Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Joyce, and Eliot.

 

 

ENG 225  GE DIV  GE HUM
WORLD LITERATURE I

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An introduction to masterpieces of world literature to 1500. A variety of cultural, intellectual, historical and literary perspectives are explored in selections by authors from Asia, Africa, and Continental Europe. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments designed to develop the skills of literary interpretation and analysis.

 

 

ENG 226  GE DIV  GE HUM
WORLD LITERATURE II

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An introduction to masterpieces of world literature from 1500. A variety of cultural, intellectual, historical and literary perspectives are explored in selections by authors from Asia, Africa, Continental Europe and Latin America. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments designed to develop the skills of literary interpretation and analysis.

 

ENG 226-IN & NJ GE DIV GE HUM
WORLD LITERATURE II (Online)
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3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

This online version of the regular World Lit II course surveys literature from many parts of the world from 1500. A variety of cultural, intellectual, historical and literary perspectives are explored in selections by authors from Asia, Africa, Continental Europe and Latin America. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments designed to develop the skills of literary interpretation and analysis. Some of the literature is available online, and links to websites and detailed online study guides provide biographical background, social and historical contexts, and critical perspectives. A private class mailing list enables students to discuss these diverse readings with each other online.

 

 

ENG 227  GE DIV  GE HUM
LITERATURE OF BLACK AMERICA

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 permission of Department Chairperson

The literature of the black American from African and Pre-Civil War songs and tales to the writers of the Reconstruction, the early 1900's, the Harlem renaissance, the WPA Writers_ Workshop, and the new black writers of the 1990's.

 

 

ENG 228  GE HUM
MODERN BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETRY

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 permission of Department Chairperson

British and American poets from the time of Dickinson through the 20th century are read and analyzed. Poets studied could include Dickinson, Whitman, Yeats, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, Hughes, Auden, Brooks, Ginsberg, Sexton, Rich, and Plath.

 

 

ENG 233  GE HUM
INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

The novel from its earliest forms to the present. Authors include Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Melville, James, Flaubert, Dostoevski, Joyce and Faulkner. Works are analyzed in terms of genre, point of view, structure, characterization and theme.

 

 

ENG 234  GE HUM
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An introduction to Shakespeare's dramas. Students read, discuss, and write about selected histories, comedies, and tragedies. Included is a discussion of the Elizabethan theater.

 

 

ENG 235  GE HUM
CREATIVE WRITING I

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission

of Department Chairperson A basic course in creative and imaginative writing. Various literary forms are discussed and undertaken by the students. Student manuscripts are extensively analyzed and criticized.

 

 

ENG 236  GE HUM
CREATIVE WRITING II

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

A continuation of ENG 235. Various literary forms are discussed and undertaken. Student manuscripts are extensively analyzed and criticized by both students and instructor. Students focus on one major writing project. Various forms, techniques and styles of imaginative writing are discussed via an investigation of professional as well as student writing.

 

 

ENG 237  GE COM
ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An advanced writing course in which students continue to improve composition skills by interacting with both instructor and peers (including students from various curricula) to form a community of writers. Students are required to undertake sustained reading of books, periodicals, and monographs in their fields, and to complete research and other writing projects on topics related to their majors and fields of interest.

 

ENG 238
TECHNICAL WRITING

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An advanced writing course designed especially for the students majoring in the various A.S. and A.A.S. curricula (with the exception of business majors). Enhances students' skills for technology communication projects with particular emphasis on informal and formal report writing. It emphasizes clarity, conciseness, objectivity and practicality of style.

 

ENG 239  GE DIV  GE HUM
WOMEN IN LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Writers who have shaped woman as a literary image and spoken with a woman's voice in novels, short stories and poems.

 

ENG 240  GE COM
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

This course focuses on oral and written communication theory and practice appropriate for a variety of business situations.  Students generate and examine routine and special business correspondence, strategic electronic communication, and informational and analytical business reports; conduct business research; refine team-orented skills; and design/deliver oral presentations.  The following concepts are emphasized: the nature of audience; business communication forms/formats; tone, style, and diction; purpose; clarity and complexity; and other relevant rhetorical issues.  This course is cross-listed in the English and Business Departments.  Students may not earn credit for both BUS 240 and ENG 240.

 

ENG 243  GE HUM
LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES: BEGINNINGS TO 1880

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

A survey of works illustrating the literary experience in the United States from colonial times to 1880. Various cultural, intellectual, historical and literary perspectives are explored. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments to develop the skills of literary interpretation and analysis.


ENG 244  GE HUM
LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES: 1880-1945

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

A survey of works illustrating the literary experience in the United States from 1880 to 1945. Various cultural, intellectual, historical and literary perspectives are explored. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments to develop the skills of literary interpretation and analysis.


ENG 245  GE HUM
LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES: WORLD WAR II TO PRESENT

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

A survey of works illustrating the literary experience in the United States from World War II to the present. Students complete reading, writing, and research assignments about contemporary American authors such as Albee, Angelou, Baldwin, Brooks, Heller, Oates, O'Connor and Updike, whose works provide perspectives on the social, moral, and political changes taking place in contemporary society.


ENG 247  GE HUM
PRINCIPLES OF LITERARY STUDY: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Introduces students to the principles of studying and analyzing different poetic forms. While reading, listening to, discussing and writing about various kinds of poems by such poets as Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, Frost, Plath, and others, students learn to evaluate and appreciate poetry by understanding such concepts as figurative language, poetic speaker and situation, meter, sound, form, and rhyme. Students are required to write a number of literary analyses.


ENG 248  GE HUM
INTRODUCTION TO SHORT FICTION

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Students read short fiction by various authors of the 19th and 20th centuries and discover ways of talking and writing about it. Concepts such as point of view, character and plot are introduced. Students learn how to read with greater appreciation and skill and to see literature as a means to understand themselves and their world.


ENG 249  GE HUM
BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An examination through letters, memoirs, journals, autobiography, and biography of some of the seminal figures of our time. Through discussion and written response, the impact of cultural, ethnic, economic, and political factors on the individual and the expression of such influences as they emerge in the writings are analyzed. The readings focus on individuals who represent the following: artists (art, dance, music, film), authors/playwrights/poets, scientists, politicians/statesmen, religious/philosophical figures.


ENG 250  GE DIV  GE HUM
GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Students read works which have either homosexuality as a prominent theme or prominent homosexual characters. Writers include, but are not be limited to, Sappho, Catullus, Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Allen Ginsberg, Martin Duberman, Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lorde, Susan Sontag, Adrienne Rich, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Paul Monette. Old world and new world cultures, as well as a variety of genres, will be discussed in this course.


ENG 253  GE DIV  GE HUM
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Myths of ancient cultures are read and discussed through some of their great epics, plays, poems and histories.


ENG 254  GE HUM
LITERATURE AND FILM

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Works by writers such as Steinbeck, Bronte, Warren, Shakespeare and Dickens and their transfer to film by such directors as Ford, Wyler, Rossen, Olivier, and Lean are studied. A study of the literary and cinematic approaches taken by each is included.


ENG 255  GE HUM
INTRODUCTION TO FILM
3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

This course centers on the rudiments of film in order to help students understand the stylistic conventions, the business behind movie making, and the ways movies reflect and change our perceptions of language and life.


ENG 257  GE HUM
THE LITERATURE OF EVIL

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Works by writers such as Euripides, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Milton, Hawthorne, Poe, Shelley, Blatty, Tryon, and O'Connor are studied. Students discuss various genres and types of evil characters as well as dominant motifs in the literature of evil.


ENG 258 GE HUM
MODERN DRAMATIC LITERATURE

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

An introductory study of modern dramatic literature, including plays by Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov, Brecht, Beckett, Williams, Miller and O'Neill. Major works are analyzed for literary style, form and content; discussions touch on topics such as alienation, theatre of the absurd, existentialism in drama, tragicomedy, dramatic irony, and tragedy of the common man, and the playwright as social agitator.


ENG 260  GE HUM 
SCRIPTWRITING

3 credits (3-0)
Prerequisite: ENG 122 or 125 or permission of Department Chairperson

Scriptwriting is designed for the student who needs a course in generating story ideas, dialogue and presentational information for marketing, educational, industrial and/or entertainment arenas as well as for playwriting.  During the course, students analyze the components of a script and review numerous published scripts with the intention of creating their own viable scripts.  Also, students will write and work with dialogue, plot, scene development, storyboarding and distinctive screen formats required for various media.